Civil War

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In History
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Harriet Beecher Stowe created a book called Uncle Tom’s Cabin in 1852, portraying about slavery had issues with African American’s in the U.S, and the book was popular too. White Southerners saw that it falsely said lies about slavery.
  • Southern States Secede

    Southern States Secede
    When Abraham Lincoln was elected as president in 1860. Southerners thought the government was becoming too strong. They did not think the government had the right to tell them how they should live. Southerners felt if they stayed in the United States, the North would control them.
  • Lincoln Calls out the militia

    Lincoln Calls out the militia
    President Abraham Lincoln called up 75,000 militiamen to put down what he described as a rebellion against the authority of the federal government. On April 15, Lincoln's secretary of war sent a request to Virginia's governor for the state to furnish three regiments totaling 2,340 militiamen and officers.
  • Fall of New Orleans

    Fall of New Orleans
    The main defenses of the Mississippi River consisted of two permanent forts, Fort Jackson and Fort St. Philip, as well as numerous smaller auxiliary fortifications. New Orleans had been captured by the Union without a battle in the city itself, and hence was spared the destruction suffered by many other cities of the American South.
  • Cost Of War

    Cost Of War
    In dollars and cents, the U.S. government estimated Jan. 1863 that the war was costing $2.5 million daily. A final official estimate in 1879 totaled $6,190,000,000. The Confederacy spent perhaps $2,099,808,707. By 1906 another $3.3 billion already had been spent by the U.S. government on Northerners' pensions and other veterans' benefits for former Federal soldiers. Southern states and private philanthropy provided benefits to the Confederate veterans. The amount spent on benefits eventually wel
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    In July of 1863, General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia of 75,000 men and the 97,000 man Union Army of the Potomac, under George G. Meade, concentrated together at Gettysburg and fought the Battle of Gettysburg